Dental Sedation Dental sedation in Borough Green
Here at Fourways we are able to offer our patients the opportunity of Sedation for any of their dental treatments.
Dental anxiety is a common issue that affects many people, this can sometimes prevent people from seeking dental care and advice.
Around 36% of adults have a fear of the dentist, and 12% of these suffer from extreme dental anxiety.
Our Dentists are experienced in treating nervous patients. If you tell your dentist that you’re particularly nervous about, they can prepare and make sure your visit is as easy-going and stress-free as possible from the moment you step through the door.
What is dental sedation?
Dental sedation is a way of making you feel more at ease during treatment. It doesn’t put you to sleep like a general anaesthetic; you’re still conscious and able to talk with your dentist. Instead, it puts you into a deeply relaxed state, where you won’t feel any discomfort or pain.
At Fourways we offer Intravenous (IV) sedation: where a sedative is injected into your vein, usually the arm or back of the hand, this is available for adults and children.
What happens after dental sedation?
After you’ve had sedation, and finished your treatment, you’ll recover in-practice to allow its effects to subside. Your clinician will wait to ensure you feel fully recovered before discharging you. We advise no driving for 24 hours after sedation, so you will need to arrange for someone to pick you up and take you home. And you should avoid exercise for 24 hours
Children’s fear of the dentist
Children can also develop dental anxiety at any age. It’s important that if you’re nervous about the dentist, you try not to show this fear to your child, as it might increase their anxiety.
Children should be brought to the dentist every 6 months as soon as they have teeth. Children are naturally confident if the environment feels safe and familiar. So we like to make our practices feel fun and welcoming. This allows us to detect any early signs of decay so that any treatment needed is not top advance, but also allows the child to be comfortable and compliant with out the need of sedation or specialist care.
Causes of dental anxiety, and how we can help
Fear of pain: It’s easy to let fear of pain slip into your mind and put you off treatment. But your dentist will take every necessary step to relieve any potential pain. They can also offer you techniques to help you feel relaxed.
Previous experiences: While we understand how past experiences can make you wary of future appointments, Our dentists are here to help you feel at ease. We pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable and taking your treatment at a pace you feel happy with.
Phobia of needles: If you talk to your dentist before any treatment is completed they can use numbing gels to minimise discomfort during most injections.
Fear of loss of control: The thought of treatment while you don’t know what’s happening or when you can’t see what’s going on is often off-putting. Speak to your dentist if you have these worries, they can help you feel comfortable and talk you through what they’re doing at each stage. We also recommend raising a hand to signal if you need them to stop so you can take a break.
Confidence: If you haven’t visited the dentist in a while, you may feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your teeth. Please be rest assured that this is what we are trained for and you have no reason to be embarrassed, we can help.
Cost: Money worries can cause unwanted stress and can result in patients ignoring dental pain or discomfort. Speak to your dentist about your payment options, here at Fourways we offer monthly plans to spread the cost of your dental care from as little as £17 a month, alternatively 0% finance for bigger treatment needs.